croesius: Well, wife and I are back from our first ultrasound....Anyone have advice for twins?...what the hell are we in for...
priapic_abandon: Develop their critical-thinking skills by playing the game of occasionally telling them fabrications, tall tales or just plain lying. Make these stories completely outlandish when they're little and get more and more subtle as they get older. By the time they are adults they should be have a pretty good set of BS detecting skills. And they will never trust a politician or salesperson ever.
Crewmannumber6: tkwasny: You have only 2-3 years to establish the rest of their life and the rest of their life with you. Sounds cold but establishing a repeating structured scedule of eating (every molecule), sleeping, playing, teaching/learning will produce a productive loving person that is an asset to society and your family.Don't want to make the effort or take the time? You just ensured your child a hell on Earth until age 40 and a relationship of eternal warfare.My 3 came out flawless now that they are grown and moved on. Never a day in detention, never an arrest, never anything embarrassing. Exception grades and tons of friends.Interesting. While we weren't unstructured with our kids, dinner time, bed time and playing were not cast in stone. Teaching/learning presented itself at anytime, day or night, and it amazes me how lucky we are to have 4 pretty amazing kids, who never fail to make me proud.I know people who schedule every minute of their kids' time without variance, and those kids are the most indulged, selfish, entitled kids I know. But that may be their parents structuring their own selfish entitled attitudes into them, so ya never know.
Begoggle: Create their FARK ID now, so when they grow up they can impress all their friends with such a low number.
Big Ramifications: Do not leave your laptop lying around. They rip the keys off the keyboard.One day it will happen. At around 8 months. Strong wrists and tiny fingers.... overnight they become KEY RIPPING OFF machines. Must be like bubble wrap to them.
FloydA: croesius: Well, wife and I are back from our first ultrasound....Anyone have advice for twins?...what the hell are we in for...Don't give them rhyming names or names that start with the same letter.
xenomorpheus: Don't give them rhyming names or names that start with the same letter.So that means you can totally go with Tomax and Xamot
xenomorpheus: We just had our second child about 5 months ago. With this one I learned "It's never like the first one"Advise - if you are so inclined and want to live life to it's fullest, I would suggest that you should look at doing a home birth if it is a lower risk pregnancy. Humans have been having babies for millions of years - It's so easy a caveman could do it and in fact they had to. Since my wife wasn't restricted to laying on a gurney or with her legs up on stirrups she could move around while in labor and ended up having the baby while on all fours. She commented that most of the pain became non-existent when she got into that position because the weight wasn't pushing everything against her spine. And he was over 10lbs. Having a baby in a clinical setting is akin to having a baby back in the days of Dr. Kellog.//hardcore CSB time - I delivered the second baby myself in our bedroom (planned, with midwives assisting), wife had no meds, I was probably on meds(lulz) because outside I was Mr Wolf with this shiat under control - inside I was having a long extended horrific scream that Ren Hoeck would do.// Epidurals cause the majority of c-sections. What affects the mom also affects the baby. Fear of the pain causes the pain. That and the football coming out.FloydA: croesius: Well, wife and I are back from our first ultrasound....Anyone have advice for twins?...what the hell are we in for...Don't give them rhyming names or names that start with the same letter.So that means you can totally go with Tomax and Xamot
Flashfyr3: Learn to swaddle like a champ. A tight swaddle works wonders at nap/bedtime. Practice now so you won't suck at it. (use a pillow to simulate a whiny baby)
Heathen: If it's a boy, they will spend their entire lives trying to "get back in"If it's a girl, bribe the doctor to make a switch at the hospital. If said doctor refuses, invest in a .45 and a shovel, you will know when the time comes (daddy I would like you to meet...BAM)
xenomorpheus: FloydA: croesius: Well, wife and I are back from our first ultrasound....Anyone have advice for twins?...what the hell are we in for...Don't give them rhyming names or names that start with the same letter.So that means you can totally go with Tomax and Xamot
evilempryss: It is okay to put your inconsolable crying baby down in their crib, walk out of the room, close the door, and go take a shower.I felt so overwhelmed and so guilty that I couldn't figure out what my baby wanted. I felt that I wasn't a good mom if I couldn't soothe my baby. I was ready-to-shake-the-baby stressed out. When someone finally told me it was okay to let my healthy baby cry in a safe place and take fifteen minutes to myself to destress, it was a revelation... and quite possibly a lifesaving bit of advice.
Damili: Just so you have a visual and are not surprised, my husband described her head coming out to a, "Wet Saint Bernard trying to come through a cat door".
NuttierThanEver: Costco membership for you both to afford diapers
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